Can I connect sata2 hdd on sata 3 port on mobo Tags: SATA Connection Storage Hard Drives Port Last response: January 5, 2014 5:53 AM in Storage Share And7rey January 5, 2014 5:37:21 AM Don't get me wrong , I know that all SATA cables are same , I just want to know is there going to be any damage to the HDD or MOBO if I connect a SATA2 HDD to a SATA3 port on a MOBO , 'couse I think the MOBO I want to buy hasn't got any SATA2 ports. More about : connect sata2 hdd sata port mobo smitbret a b G Storage January 5, 2014 5:43:56 AM It'll work just fine. m 0 l casper1973 a b G Storage January 5, 2014 5:53:16 AM Yep, SATA is completely backwards compatible. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan i connect a 6GB/s HDD on a 3GB/s SATA port? (NEED ADVICE) Forum SolvedCan I connect my WD HDD to SATA 3 port? Forum SolvedMaximus VI mobo - which SATA ports to connect SSD/HDD to? Forum SolvedMoving hard drive from SATA3 port to SATA2 port Forum SolvedBrand new PC that runs windows XP SP3 wont recognize SATA2 hdd, which is recognized in BIOS though Forum Can i use a SATA 3Gb cable to connect a 3.0gb hdd to 6.0gb motherboard port Forum SolvedCAN SATA2 HDD's ON SATA2 PORTS IN RAID 0 EXPERIENCE BOTTLENECKS? Forum SSD not detected in bios on sata3 port but works on the sata2 Forum Hybrid HDD vs HDD on SATA2 mobo Forum SolvedShould I connect my SSD through SATA3 or SATA2? Forum Cant format 3tb Sata3 in Sata2 port past 764mb Forum Can I connect an internal HDD SATA2 through the eSATA? Forum connect SATA1 HDD To new Motheboards with SATA2 support? Forum Sata3 HDD on Sata2 Controller Forum GA-945p-s3 sata hdd can it support sata2 or sata3? Forum Sata3 hdd with sata2 raid controller Forum 2 x Sata2 HDD in Sata3 Raid0 Forum Ssd still posting sata2 numbers on sata3 mobo? Forum Sata3 ssd on a sata2 mobo? Forum 3TB "SATA 6g/s" hard drives motherboard connections. Isn't SATA2 exactly the same as SATA3? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !